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Community Events 

For cultural events, see Cultural Programs, Events & Tours>    

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Saturday, April 20
Hop on down to the Beach House for a fun-filled morning of egg hunts, sack races, crafts, face painting and more! Hunts will be organized by age so every child can have an opportunity to find eggs. 

This is a free event and RSVPs are requested.  

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Beach Dances
June 18-23, 8:30am-1pm
June 22, 7-8pm Special Performance
June 23, 5-7pm, Special Improvisational Performance

Public contemporary dance rehearsal and participatory workshops on a platform in the sand, surrounded by the daily activities of the beach, guest curated by Allison Wyper of Rhizomatic Arts. 

This is a free event
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World's Largest Swim Lesson
June 20

The City of Santa Monica Community Aquatics is partnering with the World's Largest Swimming Lesson to offer a free swimming lesson focusing on water safety to the youth of Santa Monica.

This is a free event and RSVPs are requested.
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Santa Monica Public Library at the Beach  
Friday June 28 & Friday August 16 
It's time for bookish fun in the sun with SMPL at the Beach, SoCal’s only seaside pop-up library! Sign out books, enjoy games or just relax and read in the shade.

This is a free event 

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Community PIcnic
Thursday, July 18

An annual tradition; all are invited to pack a dinner, grab friends and family for some good old fashioned summer time fun. Planned activities include games, crafts, an epic tug-o-war and more

This is a free event. Reservations go live June 14.

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Cardboard Yacht Regatta
Saturday, August 24

Teams of two test the seaworthiness of their homemade cardboard yachts in a race across the Beach House pool. Entrants must register and construct boats prior to the event, spectators are welcome. 

Sign up 

*Other cultural events take place throughout the summer